Book picks as published in the May 2, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
The Life list of Adrian Mandrick : a novel
By Chris White
H Is for Hawk meets Grief Is the Thing with Feathers in this evocative debut novel about a pill-popping anesthesiologist and avid birder who embarks on a quest to find one of the world’s rarest species, allowing nothing to get in his way–until he’s forced to confront his obsessions and what they’ve cost him. A fast-paced story combining wry humour with mystery.
The Italian teacher : a novel
By Tom Rachman
The story of the son of a great painter striving to create his own legacy. Trying to burn brightly in his father Bear Bavinsky’s shadow, Pinch’s attempts flicker and die. Yet by the end of a career of twists and compromises, Pinch will enact an unexpected rebellion that will leave forever his mark upon the his father’s legacy. An original examination of love, duty, art and fame.